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David Houle The CEO'S Futurist
David Houle is a futurist, thinker and speaker. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News
Houle has won a number of awards. He won two Emmys, the prestigious George Foster Peabody award and the Heartland award for “Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream”. He was also nominated for an Academy Award.
Houle is consistently ranked as one of the top futurists and futurist keynote speakers on the major search engines and in the world today. In the last seven years, he has delivered 500+ keynotes and presentations on six continents and twelve countries. He is often called “the CEOs’ Futurist” having spoken to or advised 3,500+ CEOs and business owners in the past seven years.
He has been speaking about the future for 8 years and his influential first book The Shift Age was published in 2007. His second book, Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education, written with Jeff Cobb was published in March 2011. The New Health Age: the Future of Health Care in America, co-authored with Jonathan Fleece, was published by Sourcebooks in January 2012. and became a #1 bestseller on Amazon in the categories of Medicine and Future of Health Care. Entering the Shift Age was published by Sourcebooks in January of 2013. It is also a #1 Amazon best seller in the category of Business Planning and Forecasting. Houle published the eBook Is Privacy Dead: The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age in November 2013. His book Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing with co-author Owen Shapiro was published in August 2014. It quickly became an Amazon top ten bestsellers in the category of Media and Communications. In February 2015, it was named one of the top five marketing books published in the world in 2014.
Houle is Futurist in Residence and Guest Lecturer at the Ringling College of Art + Design.On a recent trip to China, he guest-lectured at Beijing University, China’s top University and at SINOPEC, China’s largest company and the second largest company in the world. He is Honorary President and Futurist of the Future Business School of China.